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2007 video of a helicopter attack that killed civilians. he's the chief suspect in the leaking of about 90,000-plus field reports from the afghan war. now, while that's happening, the founder of wikileaks, julian time to go globe trekking, as we do every day. assange is announcing the new warnings already for the imminent posting of 15,000 more already ravageded region in documents. and that brings me to our pakistan, as the river continues to crest. pentagon correspondent, chris the death toll continues to lawrence, for two at the top. chris, what is the newest story climb, officials you said it to you've got? >> well, ali, i think here's the 1,834 people today. thing that really jumped out at there is a disaster assistance me, was it's just talking with a response team, referred to as pentagon official just not more d.a.r.t., bill burger leading than an hour or two ago, and he the group, joining me from says, despite the fact that this first leak was about 75,000 islamab islamabad, the capital. he also led relief efforts documents, this new alleged leak during the 2005 earthquake in pakistan. bill, you've got some particular may be only 15,000. he says the pentagon is even experience with the difficulties more concerned about this new in getting aid to regions in leak, and that it may have the pakistan, particularly remote or potential to cause even more hard to reach regions. damage to the war effort than the first one did. even though that first one was bill? five times as big.
so the pentagon is saying right all right. >> hello? >> hello, bill, are you there? now, they're not sure exactly what is contained in these >> i'm here. i can hear you now. 15,000 documents, but based on >> all right. excellent. tell me a bit about the u.s. who they believe leaked it and efforts in pakistan, how those based on their ongoing relief efforts are going in assessment of what's already been pushed out there, they are light of the fact that this -- the cresting continues of the very concerned about this new potential leak. >> chris, where are we on whether this is legal or not? is the pentagon knowing this guy tthe says he's going to post more documents. the indes river. the pentagon says they think >> you're right. those will be more damaging. this has continued to scale up can they go to court and get by the day. and we started responding at the them to stop? >> well, here's the thing, ali. very onset by sending in sitting out there on wikileaks' critical supplies we knew would be needed. we sent in water treatment units website is this mysterious file to know we could get people that's been labeled insurance. i don't know about you. when i hear somebody has an portable drinking water to keep them from getting sick. insurance file on me, you know, we sent in zodiac boats to do you think -- you know, search and rescue efforts. incriminating pictures in we sent in a variety of somebody's desk. and it's been widely assumed commodities that were essential for the country. that that's the case, that if and we immediately started working with partners that we charges are brought or any already had on the ground in the action is taken against jewel an area, providing them additional resources so that they could respond to the needs of the people. jaye assange, which right now is >> well, what are the -- is this -- is there enough support
enkrimted, that file would be coming from the government of released. obviously, it's something here pakistan? we have had a lot of criticism, -- the people at the pentagon the government isn't doing enough, and the flip side of here are concerned about. that is we have heard people but they say they are on good legal standing in saying they reporting that perhaps groups want these documents back, and that are sympathetic to the taliban are managing to they don't want anymore distribute aid, which might shift the balance of sentiment classified material output amongst the people who live in there. >> and julian assange the areas toward the taliban, and, against the u.s. maintenance he's performing a give me your perspective on public service. >> that's right. he says these documents deserve that. to be out there, people need to >> well, once again, you have to see these documents. they are in the process with realize, this is a disaster, this new 15,000 documents, this new one, they're in the process of redacting a lot of the names. frankly, of almost unimaginable they came under tremendous amount of pressure after proportions. and in living memory, there releasing that first leak, where you had these names of people hasn't been flooding of all three river systems at one time. so this is a huge disaster. out there who had coalition having said that, pakistan has a forces, the taliban very public great deal of capacity, because in coming out and saying we will beginning back with the punish some of these people. earthquake in 2005, in a series we have been getting reports that some have already received of smaller disasters since then, some death threats. and you even had human rights they have a lot of people with a organizations coming out lot of experience in. publicly and saying, please do but you have to realize the not put these names out there, magnitude and the scope of this, they're putting lives which stretches from the very northern part of the country all potentialliality risk. the way down to the south. so right now wikileaks i'm told
and also remember that the is halfway through the new leak, government hasn't been and once all the names and unaffected by this itself. everything has been redacted especially at the local level. they say they're going to go ahead and put it out there the local authorities are publicly again. >> all right. el we'll stay on top of it. flood-affected victims good to see you, chris. themselves. so they've been doing -- working border security is getting diligently around the clock to an upgrade today, a big one. rescue people and to move a short time ago, president people. obama signed a $600 million and to get people out of harm's way. government check in the form of a new spending bill. you mentioned other groups that are providing assistance. but is it tough enough? i was here in the earthquake, arizona sheriff joe arpaio sure and we heard the same kinds of doesn't think so. he's part of our sound effect. stories. i don't remember then it coming >> this is a critical area, a to very much. i don't -- expect that it will be much now. >> all right, bill, let's -- we'll continue to keep track of what you're doing there and 2,000-mile border for terrorism. thanks for the good work that we are fighting terrorism in the you're doing over there. middle east. with don't we take care of our bill berger with u.s. aid in own border and help the mexicans with every resource we have other than just money. let's send some people over islamab there to help them fight this islamabad, pakistan. most court hearings all you problem together. hear from the suspect are one or >> our entire immigration system two word answers, yes, no, is broken. guilty, not guilty. it is a patient that needs so what went down today between a judge and a suspect in a quadruple bypass surgery. a single bypass surgery of string of stabbings is pretty unusual. crime and consequences is coming up after this break. border security alone is [ rattling ]
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correspondent abee boudreau went i can bring you back tomorrow if looking for answers. >> one of the thousands of you want to. clean-up workers who descended you're going to face the case in on the gulf coast was this man, michigan. >> right. run decharles robertson in charm >> all we're doing is talking of numerous workers on this now about extradition mean, exactly? deserted mississippi beach. the problem was, all these people who were coming to town >> an extradition means you can were strangers, and the require that the governor of residents here had no idea who they were. or where they were coming from. michigan send an extradition and apparently they had good reason to be concerned. warrant to you, down here to me, robertson was a convicted sex requiring your return to offender. michigan. and he was breaking the law by not telling local law that takes some time. enforcement where he was living. that takes about three months. >> right. >> you'll be sitting in the >> i don't understand how they could have a man like that as county jail while that takes our supervisor. >> do you think what happened to place. >> and why should i wait 90 you could have been prevented? days, right? >> yeah, i do. >> well, that's something for yes, i do. you to decide. >> that's the most common sense. and that's where it makes me a lot of times so angry. it sounds more logical to go >> this woman came to this town, right now than waiting three because she was looking for work. she wanted to help clean up the months, is that correct? >> sounds that way to me. beaches, and she needed a job. >> okay. she has four young children, and >> all right. it was important for her to get so that's what you want to do. hired right away, and that's all right, sir. exactly what happened. good luck to you. >> okay, now. robertson was her supervisor, minutes after that happened, and she told us time and time minutes after he waived
again, "i trusted him, because extradition, his laura arrived he was my boss. in atlanta. i respected him. and the lawyer disagreed with he was the person who was put in charge of me." his client's decision and asked >> you just weren't feeling well for another hearing this hour. that day. and he offered to drive you amid all this legal wrangling, home. >> yeah. let's not forget the victims, >> and you thought he was a nice enough person to make that 18, all males, ranging in teens offer, i guess. to 60s, mostly african-american. >> yeah. he was my boss. so i thought it was all right. two had disabilities or special needs. >> she says robertson asked to all right. want to talk about your health. use her bathroom. and when he came out, she says yogurt and clean nails. he raped her. two things that could save your she is represented by attorney life. we're going to tell you why when adam miller. we come back. >> i find it unbelievable, because bp and their subcontractors had relationships with all local law enforcement. they had the opportunity and the ability to clearly check all of these people that they were hiring and bringing in to ensure the safety of the public. >> if anyone had checked robertson's background, they would have found a lengthy criminal history, and he was still on probation for a felony. instead, he was made a supervisor. we are in mississippi here to talk to the local sheriff.
several weeks before this incident, sheriff mike byrd says he met with bp's local head of security about why bp was not doing background checks on beach cleanup workers. >> i asked him directly. i said, are y'all doing criminal histories and background checks on these people? and his answer, reply was, "no, we're not." and i said "you're kidding me." and he said, "no, there were so many of them, we were told to do drug screens and that was it." and i said "well that's not good hi, may i help you? at all." yes, i hear progressive has lots of discounts on car insurance. >> but you recommended they get criminal background checks on can i get in on that? their employees. are you a safe driver? >> yes we did, and i told them yes. discount! we would do that for them, we do you own a home? would do the background checks yes. discount! for them, and they said no. are you going to buy online? yes! discount! >> robertson worked for a isn't getting discounts great? company called arrow tech that yes! hired workers to remove the oil from the beaches. there's no discount for agreeing with me. >> you won't talk to us? yeah, i got carried away. >> give me a couple more happens to me all the time. minutes. >> so i'm not going to shut the helping you save money -- now, that's progressive. door and never see you again? >> i promise. call or click today.
>> okay. he promises. >> so we waited, but they only slipped a note through the door referring us to corporate headquarters. did you realize you were hiring people who were registered sex offenders? >> thank you, ma'am. >> this is when the blame game begins. first we spoke with the general [ woman ] nine iron, it's almost tee-time... counsel for aerotech by phone. they say they weren't the ones who decided not to do background checks. quote, we are not liable for anything that hams. once we deliver the people to be supervised by our client, we don't have anything to do with them anymore. miller environmental group, which oversaw the cleanup and hired aerotech, did not return time to face the pollen that used to make me sneeze... my eyes water. our phone calls. then bp, which was paying for but now zyrtec®, the fastest 24-hour allergy relief, the beach cleanups, told us in a comes in a new liquid gel. statement, it normally checks new zyrtec® liquid gels work fast, so i can love the air®. its own employees, but, quote, this was not done for all contractors in this response. the responsibility lies with the employing company for their own staff. the requirement on subcontractors to bp's contractors is one further step beyond bp's scope of control. >> the buck ultimately stops
with bp. it was their site. >> robertson was arrested, and he was then charged with sexual ♪ ray of light battery and failure to register ♪ quicker than a ray of light as a sex offender. he tells police that the sex was all right. elizabeth is back, elizabeth coh consensual. but now he is being held on more cohen, our big i, has this than a $500,000 bond and he's brand-new book out called "the sitting in jail. >> yes, he's in jail. empowered patient." i never know where i'm supposed but you have got a victim here. to aim these things at. there we go. what is she going to live "the empowered patient," full of through the rest of her life? stuff that can help you it's just going to be pure hell understand the health care system and prevent bad things for her. from happening to you. and she is with me now to talk that's what it's going to be. >> and it could have been about something that i've been prevented. trying to figure out all week, >> and it could have been prevented, in my professional somehow yogurt and nail files opinion. >> and you warned them. are going to help you stay >> yes, ma'am. healthier. >> toe nail clippers. >> how does something like this and we will -- >> and yogurt. just change everything for you? you know, with me, a lot of this food involved -- i'm in. >> i have anxiety. >> yogurt and -- and toe nail you know, i'm angry, i feel clippers. these are going to save your dirty. scared. i'm scared. life. this doctor is going to help us figure out what that means, >> the victim says she did not because 99,000 people die a year
go to police right away, because she was afraid she would lose from hospital-acquired her job, and she couldn't afford infections. they go in healthy and get to let that happen. so she took a couple of days off infections at the hospital, and dr. cook, who works in a of work and about a month later, hospital in california, said no after the incident, she says she more. forget it. was laid off. this is not going to happen again in my hospitals. aerotech says she was one of and so he starred some very sta many workers who were no longer needed to clean up the beaches, very scaleable kinds of changes to make sure that this doesn't and it had nothing to do with happen to more people. what happened to her. and so we have dr. torres cook ali, she tells me, why did i with us. welcome to the show. bother going. >> this aerotech, unfortunately, >> thank you, elizabeth. thank you for having me. rick's show has the list you >> before we talk about the changes you made. don't want to be on. tell us what inspired you to but i can't imagine that quote make these changes at your hospital. you got from them -- we're not liable for them -- >> elizabeth, we were seeing >> we're not responsible for anything that happens. >> that's remarkable. you talked to the sheriff. nothing changing through all these years. i've been doing this for 26 obviously, there are people working all across the coast. years. there still are others. and i was approached with basically the same approach. did anybody do these background checks? were there any sheriffs who did we isolate, we wash our hands. succeed in saying, hey, let me but we were not concentrating offer these to you for free, i should point out? and focusing on the hygiene of >> oh, yes, exactly. well, first of all, we did talk the patient, the hygiene of the to police departments are. environment. and we established a process in we talked to a police department place that we call a system at in grand isle, louisiana, and
they were performing these long beach. criminal background checks and found three sex offenders. we were cleaning our patients on and they were supervising them. it wasn't, oh, he's a a daily basis, removing the dirt supervisor, shouldn't get the job. in this case, it was a sex that they bring themselves, offender who was not registering especially fingernails. and we were also looking into with local law enforcement. if they did a background check, according to this sheriff, he cutting antibiotics because wouldn't have gotten the job. and we pointed out, the sheriff sometimes the antibiotic will produce an eliminate the for this, he would have done the resistant problem. background checks for free. >> we've also got it in our heads that whatever the bill is one of those was how can we add the body to be more resilient for this cleanup, so even if it with a probiotic to help the weren't free, bp should have been doing it. of but this concept of pushing normal to remain in your system. responsibility off on to other >> when they put someone on people while there are people at jeopardy, at risk, i think it's sifro, it leaves them more fascinating. >> oh, yeah, it was the ultimate vulnerable to other kinds of -- blame game in this situation. no one seems to be taking >> it kills your resistance. responsibility. >> exactly. >> wow, what a remarkable story. he said, feed the patients abby, good to see you, thanks yogurt if you're putting them on very much. coming up in a minute, i'll spell this out for you, b-r-i-c. sifro. >> it seems to have worked, dr. what it stands for and why it could be a key to your money as torress? >> you said once you started the u.s. economy continues to using the yogurt, you no no more
sputter. stay with me. of these infections that you had had before? >> correct. >> that's amazing. >> and once you curtail the antibiotics, you allow the body to heal by themselves. you will see the reduction of all of these. but another thing that we did was we maintain a highly, highly environmental cleaning around the patient. and also we clean the patient on a daily basis in order to enhance and to eliminate that extra bacteria that they bring with them. >> this totally makes sense. if you're dirty, you're more likely to get an infection and hospitals were not cleaning their patients. that's where this comes in. they clip the patient's nails. >> which is a source of dirt and bacteria. >> absolutely. and makes sense. >> what a great -- it's a simple thing but you say -- how many people die, 99,000 people in a year get an infection in the hospital? >> right, exactly. they came in clean.
they came in infection-free. and died of an infection they acquired in the hospital. >> a simple thing. thank you very much, doctor, for being with us and sharing some of those great simple things that can help you. and thanks for sharing a lot of this that's in your book. "the empowered patient" is elizabeth cohen's book. watch her special, it's on september 25th, 8:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. it will make us all a little better at understanding our health care system. monkey business in colombia. explorers trek deep into the jungle to find something new. it is a monkey. but get a good look. we're going to bring you a picture -- hold on, we've got it. look at that monkey. wow. look at that crazy monkey. a face only a mother could love. you're not going to see that face for too long. tune in and figure out what i'm talking about. ith quality and bd with the best coverage in america
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tempur-pedic owners are more satisfied than owners who's got two at the top for us. of any traditional mattress brand. tell us what we don't know. ask me why someone who's never had an ache or a >> reporter: spoke with an official a couple of hours ago. pain is in love with this bed. he said even though the first tempur-pedic. the most highly recommended bed in america. leak was five times the size of this potential new leak, he said these 15,000 documents could cause potentially more damage to the war effort there in afghanistan. they're basing that on who they believe leaked these papers, which is private bradley manning, as well as what they've been able to determine from looking through what's already been released, looking at some of the key words, looking at some of the information in there and then extrapolating it to say, what else is out there. >> it's unclear whether any of this is illegal in the first place, even though these are documents that belong to the pentagon. always a problem with war, julian assange, the founder of especially if you have a war that sent people abroad for so long. wikileaks, says he has more. they come back, and some of them don't -- maybe their time is up he says he's putting them out in the military or they want to there. move on to something else. the pentagon says it's going to be really damaging. what do they do? how do you -- what do you train can they do anything about it? >> reporter: if you look at w k them to do in a nonwar
environment? pop poppy harlow is in new york with more on that story for us. wikilea wikileaks' history, they've done it. hi, poppy. the pentagon said don't put it >> hi, ali. everyone is battling this high out there after it endangered civilians working with the coalition. unemployment rate, but what we it would be the height of found out in this story is that our heroes, the men and women irresponsibility to put these out. who fight for this country in but they don't really have much war, when they come back from of a legal leg to stand on. war, they have an incredibly our team has been talking to hard time trying to find any legal experts who say wikileaks job, needless to say, trying to find a solid employment is on the internet, it's not based here in the united states. situation. so we met one of these vets who its financial assets aren't actually is being helped through based here in the united states. an extraordinary program, and really they say if all they helping put these vets back to work. and you know, just this static did was accept these documents is amazing. and then publish them, they're almost a 12% unemployment rate is what we have for vets that no different from, say, "the new have returned from war since 2008. a big problem in this country. york times," or "the washington we're going to tell you about a program that is doing a lot to post" who would get it from a source and then put it out change that. take a look. there. the key would be if wikileaks got involved in trying to compel private manning to bring these >> it blew up. documents forth. felt like somebody hit me in the if there was communication face with a 2 x spaes 4. between them and wikileaks encouraged or compelled him, that might be a slightly different case there, ali. >> in total, nearly 40,000 >> julian assange and wikileaks continue to maintain that they american men and women have been
injured fighting in iraq and are performing a public service, that they are whistle-blowers afghanistan. >> brian's story is phenomenal. >> mike and brian were brought although they seem to be making together by war. some concessions. both veterans and now both >> reporter: that's right. entrepreneurs. what they're doing is trying to >> what is entrepreneurship? what are the fundamentals of redact some of the information in this new leak. they said this 15,000, they're entrepreneurship? going to go out. >> after serving 14 years in the hair force, hanie became a but first, we're going to go through it and try to take out professor of sbro entrepreneurs some of the names of people who may be injured by the release of this information. but found his fellow veterans they're about halfway through struggling for work. >> going out and starting a right now. wikileaks actually has been business has been a vocational trying to work through some past that the government has virtually ignored when it comes media outlets like "the new york to the transition process for times" trying to get the administration to help them. veterans. >> so what was it like for you they even publicly solicited looking for work after serving money donations trying to get for so long? some money to help them try to >> it was probably one of the toughest things i had to go through, because then when you go through this process of don't get a job, you take redacting the names before they put the information out there rejection after rejection after again. >> chris will stay on top of it rejection, it gets tough. for us. >> so hanie set out to change that. good to see you again, chris. founding the entrepreneurship border security is getting boot camp for veterans with an upgrade today, a big one. disabilities, or ebv. a short time ago, president it's a free training program for vets who want to start their own obama signed a $600 million government check. it was really a new spending businesses. bill. the competition is steep, but
vets that make the cut take 40 is it tough enough? days of online classes, and then a summer course at one of six maricopa county joe arpaio universities that have signed doesn't think so. on. >> the most american dream he's our "sound effect." possible, i think, business >> this is a critical area, ownership. that's -- that's the aim of this 2,000-mile border for terrorism. program. passion is the number one we are fighting terror imin the middle east. criteria. >> brian's passion was film, and why don't we take care of our border and help the mexicans he set out to make movies. of starting his own production with every resource we have, other than just money. company. >> it was that purpose. let's send some people over it was that mission, it was -- there to help them fight this problem together. we will do it no matter how tired you are, no matter how >> our entire immigration system hungry you are, you don't have an option to quit or stop. is broken. it is a patient that needs i don't want to owe anybody any money, right? quadruple bypass surgery. so i found another veteran, got a single bypass surgery of together, said let's do it. >> brian had no resources. border security alone is he boot strapped. important but not enough to cure that's what we call it in the patient of its ailment. >> let me tell you exactly what sbrirship. he boot strapped and found a way that $600 million in that bill to get his movie made. >> the result was a documentary is going to do. will the brutal korean war it's going to hire 1,000 border battle, and it's now being patrol agents and 500 customs turned into a $100 million and immigration officers. feature film, and brian will be 250 of those 500 are going to be an executive producer. >> so what the military -- what we're really, really good at is targeting drug smuggli alone.
managing chaos and we thrive in chaos. so in small business, that's janet napolitano says it's going what it's all about. to take eight months to train as hard and difficult as it was, the border agent. it will never, ever be as hard but look at the bottom line. and as difficult as combat. it's going to buy two more like, that's the beauty of perspective. >> certainly perspective is unmanned drones to patrol the border. everything in his story. you know that documentary, ali, it's going to be in theatres in there's also going to be seven it new york and l.a. in the new project gun-runner team, fall. and that $100 million feature teams that work for the atf to film they're making, that's going to be released in 2012. stop weapons trafficking and brian is pretty optimistic. five fbi hybrid squads, he even hopes he'll be nominated specifically designed to combat maybe for an academy award. violence along the border. but when you talk about the that's what that $600 million program that helped him do this, it's almost all privately bill is going to be paying for. funded, ali. when we come back, we're headed they have not really gotten any to the gulf of mexico. government aid, ali. >> yeah, and you know, franchise a special investigation. this is tragic. places, for instance, restaurants and things like it is a story of a man who was that, they love getting x military people, because of what hired to supervise someone else they were saying, that they thrive in chaos. and now is accused of raping a lot of business owners get her. thrown by the idea that something went wrong. but when you come out of the military and now run a business, the chaos is normal for you. no government funding at all for this. there is no -- he just runs this himself with his partner. >> no. and that was really what we found out during the story.
i said, why isn't the v.a. or the d.o.d. funding this, andel founder, mike hanie said they were trying. we pressed the v.a. and it took a week to get a solid answer. and they said we strongly support the mission of this program, but unless they develop a per-person billing system, and get approved by the v.a., we can't fund them. basically, ali, it's a bunch of red tape. the good news is, they are now looking at ebv, and may fun this program. so the word is out and they'll see if they can get some government money. >> what a great answer. poppy, great to see you, as always. have a great weekend. i'll be in new york next week. see you there. >> see you then. you can find out more about poppy's story by going to cnnmoney.com and you can find out all sorts of stuff, your first stop for understanding anything to do with money. shooting stars lighting up the night skies much a dazzling show, courtesy of the he have heavens. plus, more severe weather on the way. we have your weekend forecast. bonnie snyder is in the house.
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nobody says that mobilizing an army of clean-up workers on the gulf coast beaches was easy. but the story you're about to hear is shocking, nonetheless. a supervisor on a clean-up crew in mississippi is in jail today, charged with raping one of his workers. now, a cnn investigation uncovers the suspect's criminal history and raises questions as to whether this alleged attack could have been prevented with a simple background check. special investigations unit correspondent abbie boudreau went looking for answers. >> reporter: one of the thousands of clean-up workers who descended on the gulf coast was this man, rundy charles robertson. he was in charge of numerous
workers on this mississippi beach. the problem was, all these people coming to town were strangers and the residents here had no idea who they were and where they were coming from. apparently they had good reason to be concerned. robertson was a convicted sex offender and was breaking the law by not telling local law enforcement where he was living. we've got severe weather, >> i don't understand how they could have a man like as our and we've got bonnie snyder. supervisor. we don't often have the >> reporter: do you think what privilege, bonnie. good to see you. happened to you could have been >> great to see you, ali. prevented? >> yes, i do. >> a moment ago we were looking that's what makes me a lot of at pictures of a meteor shower. times so angry. >> shooting stars. >> reporter: this woman came to >> i shouldn't say where was this town because she was that, it was in the sky. looking for work. >> yes, this is from -- she wanted to help clean up the >> are you sure that's not photo shopped? >> no, it was cool. beaches. she has four young children and an i-reporter had a camera it was important for her to get attached to a pole and uses it hired right away and that's exactly what happened. rundy robertson was her to detect lightning. supervisor and she told us time and time again, i trusted him this is from texas. he left it on for hours and because he was my boss. hours and got some cool shots of i respected him. the shooting stars. he was the person who was put in this was wednesday into charge of me. thursday. i bet he's going to give us some even better pictures from last you just weren't feeling well that day and he offered to drive night, because that was the peak you home. of the activity. >> yeah.
you can catch it again tonight. you want to head to maybe a >> reporter: and you thought he was a nice enough person to make rural away, away from the city, that offer, i guess? >> yeah. where there's not too many trees he was my boss, so i thought it and if the skies are bright was all right. enough and you don't have cloud >> reporter: she says robertson coverage you may see the perseid asked to use her bathroom. meteor showers. and when he came out, she says it happens every year, but this year is particularly bright and he raped her. very nice. she's represented by attorney >> excellent. what's that got to do with the adam miller. severe weather we're having >> i find it unbelievable across this country? >> unfortunately, ali, we are because bp and their definitely still seeing the subcontractors had relationships threat for flooding across iowa. with all local law enforcement. they had the opportunity and the iowa state in ames completely ability to clearly check all of these people that they were flooded ow. as of this moment, some hiring and bringing in to ensure thunderstorms have started to the safety of the public. build in the area, and these are heavy. >> reporter: if anyone had the done pours intense. checked robertson's background, seeing rainfall rates of 1 to 2 they would have found a lengthy inches per hour, and you can see criminal history. and he was still on probation the bright flashes of lightning for a felony. south of des moines. this is moving to the northeast. instead, he was made a >> this is ames where we were supervisor. talking about this with jackie we are in pascagoula, mississippi, here to talk to the jar he is the other way, where local sheriff. she went to school. several weeks before this completely flooded. incident, sheriff mike byrd says and a lot headed toward he met with bp's local head of wisconsin and minneapolis, as well. that's why that yellow box is up security about why bp was not for severe weather. and in the gulf coast, we like doing background checks on beach to let people know what's going on down there. clean-up workers.
>> i asked him directly, i said, strong storms are pounding new orleans at this hour with heavy are y'all doing criminal rain up into mississippi and histories and background checks alabama, as well. sometimes that helps with the on these people? heat, but not really. and his answer reply was, no, because it's still scorching out we're not. there. hot temperatures through much of i said, you're kidding me? he said, no. the mid south once again. the heat does not want to seem he said, there are so many of to let up. and you can see -- them, we were told to do drug >> i like the way everybody in screens and that was it. atlanta tells me it's unusually and i said, well, that's not hot this year. >> it really is. good at all are y. >> whatever. sure. >> and long-lasting, too. so this is what it feels like right now, speaking of atlanta, >> reporter: but you actually recommended they get criminal background checks on their 101 degrees, same in birmingham. employees. >> yes, i did. and i told them we would do the in memphis and little rock is background checks for them. and they said, no. where it feels like 107. >> chad usually gives me my >> reporter: robertson worked for a company called aerotek travel forecast. i'm going to new york this weekend. >> you have to get ready for the that hired workers to clean up wet weather in the midwest. the beaches. you should be okay for the weekend, but i would say grab the umbrella. be ready. >> that is unusual. the heat in the northeast this we waited, but they only slipped year has been unusual. but apparently it's kind of us a note through the door always hot in atlanta. referring us to the corporate >> all right. i'll let you have that one. >> good to see you as always. thanks for being with us. headquarters. did you realize you are hiring people who are registered sex the u.s. is deploying a offenders? this is when the blame game
disaster response team to begins. first, we spoke with the general pakistan. i'm talking with a man leading counsel for aerotek by phone who the effort, joining me live from says they weren't the ones who islamabad, the capital. decided not to do background when we come back, we're going checks. quote, we are not liable for globe trekking. of let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. anything that happens. once we deliver the people to be supervised by our client, we don't have anything to do with them anymore. miller environmental group, which oversaw the clean-up and hired aerotek, did not return our phone calls. then bp, which was paying for the beach clean-up, told us in a statement it normally checks its own employees but, quote, this was not done for all contractors in this response. the responsibility lies with the when i got my medicare card, employing company for their own staff. i realized i needed an aarp... the requirement on subcontractors to bp's medicare supplement insurance card, too. contractors is one further step medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, beyond bp's scope of control. but it doesn't cover everything. >> the buck ultimately stops in fact, it only pays up to 80% of your part b expenses. with bp. it was their site. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, >> reporter: robertson was arrested and he was then charged call now to find out how an aarp... with sexual battery and failure medicare supplement insurance plan, to register as a sex offender. insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company, he tells police that the sex was
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workers who were no longer needed to clean up the beaches and it had nothing to do with what happened to her -- >> i understand the response where they say, we're not liable for that. the question in part is legal liability. but it's also, what's the right thing to do? i hope there can be some learning how of these things, where we have these disasters and getting people in from all over the place, has anyone learned anything? >> this is a story about, where's the compassion? fine. >> put the legal liability aside for a second. what's the right thing to do? >> exactly. we didn't see that from anybody. it's sad because we're talking about a person's life here. and she really truly feels that this didn't need to happen. the sheriff feels the same way. >> you talked to the sheriff in pascagoula. what did you find with law enforcement in other towns? >> we talked to several police departments in louisiana and they were conducting criminal background checks in grand isle, louisiana. they conducted criminal background checks and found three sex offenders that had been working. again, this is not about whether
or not a sex offender should get a job or not. >> it's about having full information. >> full information in this particular case, he was a sex offender who wasn't registered with the local laucht. if a background check was done, he would not have been hired. that is the point. and just one more note, the sheriff would have done these checks for free. >> for free. even though we accept that bp needs to be paying for anything that happened there, the fact is, these should have been done one way or the other. but there wasn't even a cost involved. you wonder how these things fall through the cracks. thank you so much. how does a scottish fish farmer manage to feet more than 400,000 kids all over the world every single day? this week's cnn hero, when we come back. keller graduate school of management, you'll have a professor with you every step of the way. whether you take classes on campus, online, or both, you get the same attention, the same curriculum, and the same quality.
love that music. from a pint in the pub to the poorest places on earth, this week's cnn hero turned a beer-fueled brainstorm into a feeding program for hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren. magnus mcfarland barrow is serving a meal a day to the world's hungriest kids. see how his kindness took on a life of its own. >> i never expected my life to change in this way. my father and i were having a pint in our local pub. we saw a news report about how a refugee camp in bosnia and we began saying, wouldn't it be wonderful if we could do one small thing to help? we gathered food and blankets
and clothing and drove them out there. i gave up my job and sold my house to try to help the people in bosnia. out of that has grown the organization which today feeds around 412,000 children every day. we buy the food locally and then we ask the local community to take responsibility for the daily cooking and the serving of the food. by far, our biggest project is here in malawi, where we're feeding about 350,000 children every day. our part is to allow those young people to realize their potential through feeding them and keeping them alive and through getting them into the classroom. ♪ we began working in haiti in 2006, in addition feeding children, we've been feeding the elderly. since the earthquake, we've been involved in providing health care and with rebuilding of the
schools. when i think of this, i think of it as a series of lots and lots of acts of little love. i've learned every small act of kindness does make a difference. >> more than 400,000 kids in 15 countries are getting nutritious meals thanks to magnus. to see more about him, go to cnnheroes.com. let me bring you a check of the top stories we're following right now on cnn. canadian authorities are afraid that terrorists may be among a group of refugee that is arrived on a cargo ship in vancouver. there were around 500 asylum seekers from sri lanka on this ship. officials are worried some may be tamil tigers. the u.s. is responding to russia's request for help in battling their deadly wildfires. hundreds have been killed. the fires have destroyed at least a quaurt of all russian props.
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heartbreaking journey. one of them suffers from an incurable liver disease. the other is a healthy and perfect live organ donor match. what happens next brings us to a story you will never forget and one that changed a story forever. here's our affiliate. >> reporter: it's 5:30 a.m. at the university of colorado hospital. ryan arnold and his brother, chad, are in good spirits. their mom and dad and their wives all there for support. they're quickly prepped for surgery, as ryan prepares to donate part of his liver to chad. >> yeah, it's a very humbling experience. >> reporter: as he recalls the day he learned his brother, ryan, was a match. >> he said, i'm a match.
and you feel a lot of things. relief, gratefulness to god and to him. and i think after that, you wrestle with a lot of guilt. i really don't want to bring him through this, but he shut me up pretty fast. and he said, you'd do the same thing for me, wouldn't you? >> reporter: chad, who is 38, has psu, a disease of the liver for which there's no cure. his condition was deteriorating and he need add liver fast, a living donor was his only hope. so ryan stepped in. >> i love chad. he's my brother, and he's got a lot of life left to live. i'm healthy and i know i'll stay healthy. i know i'm going to recover. and i want to see him do the things he wants to do and be able to spend this time with his
family. and i want to have him around for a long time. >> reporter: there are few words as the brothers say good-bye. ryan's surgery is first. a team of doctors carefully removes 60% of his healthy liver while chad patiently waits. >> i think the thing i've learned through all this is god writes the story, it's not my story to write. ryan's the hero and i'm just playing my part. that's kind of how it's coming to me. he's just a hero. >> reporter: once the organ is removed from ryan, it's carefully rinsed and carried next door to be transplanted into chad, after his diseased liver is taken out. dr. come performed the surgery on ryan. >> it's this kind of generosity. he probably will save his brother's life. >> reporter: but the surgery is risky. while both livers will regenerate and grow back to their original size, if too much is removed or something goes
wrong, it's the donor whose life is at risk. >> it's still a very controversial surgery. if we are very careful selecting our donors and the chances of this will happening here are very, very low. >> reporter: while that may be so, it's not what happened this time. just two days after surgery, ryan went into cardiac arrest and was placed on life support. he died two days after that on august 2nd. ryan arnold was 34 years old, healthy, active and strong, a husband and father of three little boys ages 1, 4 and 6. >> ryan is the hero in this. >> reporter: chad is now recovering at home. he's tired and weak but doing well. he describes how he first learned of his brother's death.
>> my dad leaned forward and he said, you know, got some bad news. he was holding back the tears. he said, i've got some bad news. ryan's gone but we still serve a good god. i couldn't have said it better. >> reporter: ryan gave chad the gift of life. >> it is the ultimate sacrifice, but he'd do it again. >> reporter: a gift which led to his own death. because of that, chad refuses to place the focus on himself. >> it's a story about a man who's deeply convicted by his faith. and because of that, what he did for me, was just sort of a normal thing that he did for people. >> reporter: while there's a huge scar on the outside, there's also one on the inside.
chad is committed to living his life the way ryan lived his, with faith, compassion and humility. >> he'd always say that, with a glimmer in his eyes. we can do that. we can do this i can do this, i know that's not only what he'd want, that's what he'd do. n thek check the gas in the tank ♪ ♪ check the hottie walking by... ♪ ♪ ...wait that's a dude, no thanks ♪ ♪ check the new hairdo check the mic one two ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm about to drop some knowledge right on top of you ♪ ♪ you check a lot of things already why not add one more ♪ ♪ that can help your situation for sure ♪ ♪ check your credit score ♪ free-credit-score-dot-com free-credit-score ♪
my joints ache so bad, i wake up in pain every day. i want to know why. i want to know why my hair is falling out. how did this happen? how did this happen? a little pain in my knee. that's how it started. that's how it started, this rash on my face. now it's like my body is attacking me. i want answers. announcer: when you don't have the right answers, it may be time to ask your doctor the right question.
take out too much of the liver. is it normal that 60% of the liver come out? >> that's on the high end. we're told they take anywhere between 25% and 60%. it's not unheard of that happens. but this is on the higher end. >> and in a successful case, it would regenerate in both the donor and the recipient? >> correct. given the right amount of time and circumstances, that's right. >> as a recipient, you're still at greater danger in all of these things. >> because you're sick to begin with. any time you have anything happen -- you're sick to begin with -- >> you could reject the organ. >> that it doesn't fix the original problem. the donor was healthy going in. so you're doing harm to someone who's healthy to begin with. >> what a remarkable story. it creates a whole bunch of conflict in people because we are all thought to -- many people want to be organ donors and they think, that's a no-brainer in some cases but there are complication --
>> it has to be seriously considered. >> thank you. let me bring you up to speed with the top stories. wikileaks is about to release another 15,000 pages of classified u.s. military reports on the afghan war. today, the pentagon says based on its investigations, this next document dump could be, quote, even more damaging, end quote, than last month's. south carolina's surprised senate candidate alvin greene has been indicted for, quote, promoting obscenity. he was accused of showing porn to a student. greene shocked the state when he won the democratic senate primary in june. arizona authorities are hoping money really does talk. they're offering a $35,000 reward for tips leading to the capture of an escaped inmate an his fiancee. the latest credible sighting of these two was a week ago today in billings, montana. john mccluskey and casslyn mae
welch are considered armed and extremely dangerous. when we come back, the first family is headed to florida for a trip that is business and pleasure. ed henry better be packing his sunscreen and speedos because he's tagging along. jogging in pe followed by eight celery... mmm raspberry cheesecake... wow, and you've lost weight! oh yeah! [ female announcer ] yoplait light. 30 delicious flavors all around 100 calories each. waking up with morning pain 30 delicious flavors drain the energy right out of you. fight it with (new) bayer am. it combines extra strength bayer aspirin to treat pain plus an alertness aid to help you get off to a running start. try bayer am - the morning pain reliever.
working journalist. he's supposed to be an tv at 2:43. it's 2:42. look, there are two people getting ed henry ready for "the stakeout." this is how seriously he takes this thing. he doesn't want to be winging it, running out of the press briefing like he otherwise would. he's actually got people. i don't think he can hear me -- no, he doesn't have the thing on. don't put his mike on, because he might say something he doesn't want to say on tv. this is the last time you'll see him dressed like that. he won't need people for what he's going to be wearing over the next few days. the first family is going to florida. ed's always ready to go. all he had to do, he's got his speedos on underneath. we had you on tv a minute ago, you didn't know it. i was fascinated that you had people helping you out. and you had a guy -- >> i have people. we have khalil over here. he's my lead guy. and you have jeff back there as
well. ali, you've got other friends like richard quest. i have friends, too, you know? >> that's how it's going to be. why don't we just stick to business. >> reporter: i thought this was a tease. >> we're on tv. this is "the stakeout." did you forget? >> reporter: let's do it. your guys told me it was at 2:46. >> it's 2:43 every day, ed. you going to florida this weekend? >> reporter: i am. the president's going to panama city and he's getting a little flak because it's only about a 27-hour trip. we're going saturday. he's coming back sunday. he got criticism originally for not going to the gulf and telling people to vacation there and he wasn't vacationing there, he was vacationing in maine. then they added this quick trip. now he's getting criticism for not staying too long. i was talking to some folks down there, a professor who rates all the nation's beaches and says panama city is one of the nation's best. is this going to be a photo op?
sure. but on the other hand, the president even going for 27 hours is going to raise the visibility of these gulf coast beaches and this professor was telling me that panama city is one of the top ten city beaches in the country. they got very little if any oil. it's so steamy down there, the water is about 87 or 88 degrees. it's a little hot, i suppose. everybody is wondering whether the president is going to jump in. is he going to take the presidential plunge or not? >> it's so hot in the south right now, that 87 degrees would feel cold. ed, put your fing tore the right side of your tie for a second and run it down on the right side. this is cnn, big news operation. >> reporter: i was watching you before and they had a picture of one of the stories you were talking about covering half of your head. >> i could see -- things have really taken a turn ever since richard and i started this "q & a" segment.
>> reporter: you fired the first shot, buddy. all right? >> when you go to beach with the president -- i saw you in hawaii on christmas day with the president. and unfortunately there was news that day with the underwear bomber. and you had a crazy shirt on that day. what do you wear when you follow the president to florida? are you really going to be in speedos as the blogs are saying? >> reporter: well robert gibbs suggested that a little while ago. dan lothian was pressing robert gibbs about whether the president is going to get into the water. and robert seemed to be getting a little impatient with the questions and bemused at everybody wondering whether the president was going to get into the water. and he said, are you guys going to bring your swim trunks? . robert said, you could bring a speedo. maybe that's my -- maybe i have to go buy a speedo. >> when you were getting married, i was in toronto with dan lothian for the g-20.
so i figure i'm going to travel with you guys -- dan's in the gym all the time. >> reporter: he's a monster. he came in a few days ago. there was a big fight in the locker room. he stays out of it. he's in the weight room constantly. >> i was enjoying the free buffet. >> reporter: this is not going to be a junket. >> why do you have to go with the president on a vacation to florida? we're finding out from you what was being discussed -- >> reporter: in all seriousness for a second because we like to joke around a little bit, people always raise this about, why do you go to hawaii, why do you follow the president around? sometimes he gives a speech that seems kind of routine where he's saying the same thing he said
maybe the week before. but remember back to george w. bush on 9/11, that was just a quick trip where he was doing an education speech. a lot of people are like, he's not going to have any new policy, just reading a book to some students. next thing you know, the world trade center goes down, the pentagon is attacked. and all of a sudden, where the president is matters a lot. what he says about all of that. so, yeah, obviously we're hoping this weekend will be very quiet. but we joke about vacationing with the president. but as robert gibbs was pointing out a couple of days ago, the president and the folks who follow him are never off. at a moment's notice, you have to jump right in. >> did you ask gibbs the question, are you going to be swimming? >> reporter: i think i'm going to have to swim. if the president does, i'll swim. >> you don't have a speedo, do you? >> reporter: i don't. and i'm not getting one. i don't want to hurt the business in the gulf coast by wearing a speedo. i want to make sure the gulf coast comes back. >> very good. >> reporter: i want the gulf coast to do well. >> ed, always a pleasure to see
you, my friend. you'll see ed this weekend in florida. have a great weekend. see you next week. >> reporter: see you next week. we'll be traveling with president obama next week. "wordplay" coming up next. you can run, but you can't stay. so why are over a thousand people a day switching to chevrolet? room for eight and all sorts of space behind the third row. they just thought of everything. it just feels like a really solid car. that should come in handy. it's the chevrolet summer event and anyone can get the traverse they want. nah-uh... this one's mine. get 0% apr for 60 months on the 2010 traverse with an average finance savings of around fifty seven hundred. the switch begins at chevydealer.com. ♪ check the wife check the kids check your email messages ♪ check the news online ♪ ♪ check the money in the bank check the gas in the tank ♪ ♪ check the hottie walking by... ♪ ♪ ...wait that's a dude, no thanks ♪ ♪ check the new hairdo check the mic one two ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm about to drop some knowledge right on top of you ♪ ♪ you check a lot of things already why not add one more ♪
today's "wordplay" was born just a few blocks from where i'm standing at the fulton county courthouse. that's where the alianged serial stabber told a judge today he'd willingly go back to michigan to face trial for murder. the process and our word of the day is extradition. the suspect was fuzzy on the
details so here's the clear version. it's in our constitution, article 4, section 2. a person charged in any state with treason, felony or other crime who shall flee from justice and be found in another state shall on demand of the state from which he fled be delivered up. simple as that. the stabbing suspect waived extradition, meaning he won't force authorities in michigan to persuade a court in atlanta to send him back involuntarily. what's any of this got to do with a christmas tree? only the root word, tradition. from the latin, to hand down, deliver or entrust. we trust the suspect will learn a lot more about u.s. legal traditions before his case is over. want to bring you up to speed with some severe weather that we've got going on. bonnie schneider handling it for us right now. we're looking at the upper midwest in iowa. we've been looking at flooding and heavy rains for a while. that's the story? >> more rain is hitting the same places we've had rain all week.
we've got some pictures coming out of colfax, iowa. people using boat just to get around in the city. roads certainly washed out and completely closed. even though the sun's been shining most of the day, we're having intermittent thunderstorms making for more treacherous conditions as people gather themselves and see what's going on. severe thunderstorm warnings are popping up in the cedar rapids area. >> seems more severe than it was an hour ago. >> with the hee of the day, storms grow and intensity. we're seeing that through the wat waterloo area. we're looking at a total today of another 2 to 4 inches in the same areas that had the flooding yesterday. the storms also are getting stronger in mississippi and alabama, particularly along the gulf coast in new orleans and then northward towards hattiesburg in mississippi and in alabama. a stormy ride on i-10.
the severe storms are in the upper midwest. but the hot temperatures persist through much of the mid south. the heat continues. it's very longlasting. not looking at any relief in side. feels like 107 degrees in many locations. the areas in pink show the heat index will climb to 120. that's the way it actually feels. we're not talking about a dry heat. >> this is still not normal for -- >> definitely not normal. it's not normal to be so long-lasting. usually we get a break. >> you get waves. >> you get a thunderstorm rolling through and cools it down. but it doesn't cool down even at night. here's what's ahead for next week. some changes. temperatures below average. this is really important for kansas and oklahoma because they've been experiencing the heat. it will be nice to get below average. still be above average in the southeast including florida and southern louisiana -- >> and includes new york city. there's nowhere i can go where it cools off. >> yes, there is, north dakota.
>> we don't really have studios over there. >> above average through areas into the mountain west. california in the middle. most of the california coastline has been seeing unseasonably cool temperatures. >> been in the upper 50s there. >> right. but it's getting back to normal there. dealing with a long, hot summer. i want to give a heads-up. we haven't talked about the tropics recently. we are anticipating an uptick in activity as early as next week. we're still in hurricane season and it will be an above-average one. >> very good. bonnie, thanks for joining us. bonnie schneider in the severe weather center. we are going to take a quick break. we brought you a heartbreaking story this hour about a man who died after donating part of his liver to his brother. i want to say something more about the ultimate form of brotherly love and about organ donation in my "xyz." . for the aches and sleeplessness in between, there's new motrin pm. no other medicine, not even advil pm, is more effective for pain and sleeplessness.
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time now for the "xyz" of it. 25 minutes ago, we brought you the story of two brother, ryan arnold, the picture of health, 34 years old. and his brother, chad, failing with a deadly liver disease and only days to live. chad needed a healthy liver and without a moment's hesitation, his kid brother, ryan, a husband and father of three, gave 60% of his liver to his brother. for chad, the surgery went well. he's home recovering. but in a very rare o kurngs his very healthy brother went into cardiac arrest and died a few days later. there's no question that living organ donation comes with high risk. in this situation, it has a lot of people talking. organ donation is a controversial topic. i'm not here to tell you to be or not to be an organ donor. it's a very personal choice that affects family, religious and beliefs to the core.
i did my research and made my decision to become a donor. 108,000 people are candidates on the waiting list for organs in this country and the chances of dying during living donation is usually extremely rare. after ryan died, his brother chad was asked about the gift he received. he simply said, ryan gave without hesitation. it's the ultimate sacrifice. he'd do it again. that's my "xyz." now here's don with "rick's list." thank you very much for that, ali. at the top of our list today, radio personality dr. laura and her use of the "n" word. we're going to have a national conversation on race. we'll play her comments and go back and break it down for you with some really smart guests and they'll answer my questions and yours. make sure you send them to either rick or my twitter address and we'll get them to our guests here. for those of you who haven't heard this story yet, let me start from the beginning.